OTTAWA, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Since its inception in 2016, Joule – a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association – hasbeen building an innovation program designed to stimulate physician-led health innovation. Today, Joule is pleased to announce the recipients of its first Innovation Challenge that focused on the capacity for technology to improve quality of care. The
With over 120 submissions received, the top three ideas were selected by a selection committee that included Canadian Federation of Medical Students president Dr. Franco Rizzuti and Resident Doctors of Canada past president Dr. Kimberly Williams.
Submissions and ideas were selected based on three equally weighted selection criteria:
"As the first of many innovation challenges to come from Joule, the response and relative submissions have been outstanding. To see such creative initiatives provided by our future generations of physicians fills us with pride, and a positive outlook on the future of healthcare," says Joule CEO Lindee David.
The top three ideas selected are:
Prototypes of the top submissions will be displayed at the 150th Canadian Medical Association Annual Meeting and General Council in Quebec City, on August 21.
In addition to launching additional innovation challenges this year, Joule will soon award $150,000 to five 2017 grant recipients and will enhance its innovation platform with a showcase of innovations and a number of resources designed to assist physicians in their entrepreneurial efforts. We look forward to further stimulating ideas and collaboration towards the development of competitive new products with the potential to improve patient outcomes.
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